The Cottagers only stayed up by their skin of their teeth last season, and it’s likely to be a season of struggle for Roy Hodgson’s men again next term. They may have splashed the cash on Bobby Zamora recently, although it’s still hard to see them scoring bundles of goals, nor keeping too many clean sheets.
One reason for Fulham fans to be cheerful has been the presence of Jimmy Bullard in their squad. This popular midfielder returned from a serious knee injury last season and played a vital role in ensuring the club remained in the Premier League. However, the Daily Mail report that Steve Bruce has asked permission to speak with the player concerning a return to his former club. Will he be granted his wish?
Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard could be heading back to Wigan, who have asked for permission to speak to him two years after he moved to Craven Cottage in a £2.5m deal.
Bullard’s original reason for leaving Wigan was his desire to live in the south of England, although perhaps he sees a club going places in the guise of the Latics, while sometimes players need some fresh impetus after returning from a long-term injury. Nevertheless, it’s hard to see Fulham agreeing to sell one of their best players, that would surely leave them in the mire!